CENTENNIAL NEWS

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Discover Centennial | April 14th at St. Anthony Park Campus
Want to learn more about Centennial? Considering membership? Join us for lunch & conversation at an area restaurant following worship at the St. Anthony Park campus. [Register Here].

The new Centennial News and Sunday bulletin is here! We're introducing a visually streamlined design, consolidating both publications into one information hub. Due to the high volume of amazing ministries we wish to highlight, some limitations are unavoidable. For this new publication, all submissions will be abbreviated by the Communications Team, and full information will be exclusively accessible on our website. Please be sure your submission includes date, time, location and contact information. [CLICK HERE] to submit an announcement.

Compassion

Habitat for Humanity 2024 Project: Volunteers can sign up for the Habitat for Humanity 2024 Project at the Habitat Humanity Hub:  http://holyhammers.tchabitat.volunteerhub.com. The project will run from April 15 - June 14. Volunteers can sign up for any day during the project. Centennial has been asked to focus on 6/24, 6/3-6 and 6/10-14. If you can help out with food service contact: Bonnie Bougie (bougiebj@hotmail.com) or Pat Torgrimson (pat.torgrimson@gmail.com). Questions? Contact Jack Griffin (jacklgriffin@hotmail.com).

Midwest Mission Service Trip: Centennial UMC will be sending two teams to serve at the Midwest Mission Distribution Center in Pawnee, IL in July of 2024.
  • One team (up to 10 individuals) will be serving for four days, Monday July 15 to Thursday July 18, with anticipated travel days on Sunday July 14 and Friday July 19. Cost to register: $150.
  • Another team (up to 16 individuals) will be serving for two days, Wednesday July 17 and Thursday July 18, with anticipated travel days on Tuesday July 16 and Friday July 19. Cost to register: $63.
Contact Pastor Jen (janderson@centennialumc.org), Mike Ash (michael_ash@comcast.net) or Diana Ash (dianalynnash@gmail.com) with questions.
[SIGN UP HERE] 

Healthcare Directive Workshop: Tuesday, April 16 10:30 am-1:30 pm St. Anthony Park Library 2245 Como Ave | Drop in at our National Healthcare Decisions Day event to work on your personal healthcare directive, a legal document that gives another person the ability to make healthcare decisions on your behalf if you are incapacitated in the judgment of the attending physician.  Attorney, Chris Courtney, will be available to answer questions and notarize documents.  A  healthcare directive form will be available or you may bring your own. Call St. Anthony Park Area Seniors at 651-642-9052 with questions.

Driver Refresher Course: Thursday April 18, 12-4 pm Fellowship Hall at the Roseville Campus. Sign up is available for the 4-hour driver refresher course to receive 10% off your car insurance. Register by calling 1.888.234.1294 or www.driverdiscountprogram.com.

Coffee Hour Volunteers: Volunteers are needed for the Sunday Coffee Hour at the Roseville Campus. [CLICK HERE] for easy online sign-up . If the link is not for you, please sign up on the paper form at the Roseville sign-up center or email Dodie (dodiewoodis@gmail.com) with the Sunday(s) you are available.

Office Volunteer Sign-up: Can you help us cover the Roseville front office desk until the new Communications and Office Manager position is filled? Volunteers will be answering phones and helping with light office work as needed (details and instructions provided). [CLICK HERE] to sign up!

Growing Through Loss-support for those experiencing loss in their lives: Monday evenings April 8-May 13, 6:45-9pm Christ the King Lutheran Church 1900 7th St. NW New Brighton | Each session offers an educational presentation by a professional from the community, followed by peer support groups facilitated by leaders who understand the grieving process. Brochures available at the Connection Point or check the website www.growingthroughloss.org.

Want to get involved? Contact: Randy Oelschlager rjjdo123@comcast.net

Discipleship

Connectivity -  Discussion & Learning:  Sundays 10:30 AM Asbury1 after the Roseville church service. Join Connectivity April 14 for discussion around the upcoming UMC General Conference & Minnesota UMC Annual Conference. Deb Dietzman and Marsha Linden will be leading the discussion. [CLICK HERE] to find resources for this discussion.

Summer Camp Registration is open! | https://www.campminnesota.org/  Scholarships are available.  Questions?  Contact Pastor Jen (janderson@centennialumc.org)

Flames Ministry Schedu
le: April - August | The Flames invite you to know God together in worship, fellowship and service. We meet 2nd Sundays for class and worship (with ASL) at Roseville. Flames  welcome teens and adults with disabilities and other life challenges. [CLICK HERE] to view our schedule for spring and summer activities. Questions? Contact DebbyAndEve@gmail.com

Youth Group | April 17th at 6:30 PM | Discussion about Sustainability and Planting Seeds: Earth Day is just around the corner and we have been given a beautiful environment to care for!  Tonight we will discuss sustainability and participate in creation by planting seeds. Questions? Contact  Pastor Jen (janderson@centennialumc.org)

Youth Service Trip to Minnesota’s North Shore | June 23-27, $150 Service trip is open to youth currently in 6th to 12th grade. There will be intentional time planned as a large group, and as separate middle school/high school groups. Detailed schedule will be finalized soon. Plans are underway for travel on Sunday June 23, a full day of service (9-3) on Monday, ½ day of service on Tuesday with a fun outing in the afternoon, a full day of service on Wednesday, with a State Park or similar outing on the way home Thursday. [CLICK HERE TO REGISTER] 
Contact Katie Sharpe (shar0154@yahoo.com) or Jay Coggins (jaycoggins1@gmail.com) with questions.

4th Grade Milestone | April 7th at 10:30 AM Roseville Campus or April 21st at 12 PM St. Anthony Park Campus | 4th graders and their families will be learning about church season and special holidays.  Contact Pastor Jen (janderson@centennialumc.org)

Bible Study at St. Anthony Park: Sundays 9:30am before worship, in the fellowship hall downstairs. | St. Anthony Park campus |  Questions contact Alan O'Donnell, arodonnell@hotmail.com.

Bible Study at Roseville: Wednesdays at 6:00pm | Roseville Campus in Asbury 1 | Join anytime! Trouble reading and understanding the bible? Come and sift through the scriptures together. Find things for the first time or see things in a new light regardless of your background. We’ll use tools from Les Feldick Ministries.  Contact: Mark Meyer mark.meyer@netzero.com.    

Justice

Minnesota Reconciling Congregations Gathering: April 13, 11:30am - 2:00pm | Hennepin Ave. UMC, Minneapolis, MN | Join others working for LGBTQ+ inclusion in our denomination for a potluck and conversation about General Conference 2024 with members of the Minnesota delegation. 11:30 - Social, Noon - potluck, 1 pm program, Hennepin Ave. United Methodist Church, 511 Groveland Ave., Minneapolis. Open Doors. More details here: https://www.mnrcumc.org/event_2024gathering/.

A Celebration of New Citizens! 
Sunday, April 14, Roseville Campus, 10:30am | Centennial members, Osee Hemba, wife, Therese and son, Juif, became citizens in February. Daughter, Yvonne, became a citizen in November. Please join us for this recognition of their progress since arriving from Burundi/Congo in 2017. Contact: Anita Mayfield at k.anita.mayfield@gmail.com | 651-707-3228

St. Paul Teacher Residency (SUTR) fundraising event: April 28th 7 pm at the Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center (788 East 7th Street Saint Paul). St. Paul Public School Board Director Chauntyll Allen will moderate a panel discussion on A Teacher Who Looks Like Me: Underrepresentation of Black and Brown teachers, its devastating effects on student achievement, and what we can do about it. Wine, coffee, and dessert will be served. Register/donate at tinyurl.com/IYH-SUTR. Contact Pamela Isham pdisham@gmail.com | 651-270-8986 with questions or to volunteer.

United Women in Faith’s Spring Luncheon/Silent Auction: Saturday, May 4, 10:30 am - Major Fundraiser | The Silent Auction is back - bring your friends and find a gem!  Spring Luncheon program -- featured speaker Jane Lamb Carrol, author of Daybreak Woman; An Anglo Dakota Life.  The book is available at the public library and for sale the day of the Luncheon; Contact:  Laurie Resch, 612-508-8863 | laurieresch3427@gmail.com

"Why Centennial" 2024 General Conference Discussions:  Interested in what we talked during after-worship discussions over the past 4 weeks? Questions and answers on racial exclusion, LGBTQ+ exclusion and General Conference are available here. Printed copies are also available at both campuses. Contact: Deb Dietzman, debdietzman@gmail.com.
Feb. 18 - Methodist history with racial exclusion [CLICK HERE for Handout]
Feb. 25 - Methodist history with LGBTQ exclusion with Rev. Walter Lockhart [CLICK HERE for Handout]
Mar. 3 - General Conference 2024 with Becky Boland, Hamline UMC [CLICK HERE for Handout]
Mar. 10 - Personal "why" statements [CLICK HERE for Handout]

Want to get involved? Contact: Monique Lindquist moniquelindquist@gmail.com

Worship

Worship at Roseville Campus is at 9:00am  |  Worship at St. Anthony Park is at 10:30am
Preaching next week: Pastor Whitney Sheridan
Sorry: a series on Forgiveness | Starting April 14th
Forgiveness is a tenet of the Christian faith, and yet our understanding and practices around forgiveness are less clear.  Forgive and forget?  Forgive and never forget?  Second, third, thirtieth chances?  Can we forgive and still uphold boundaries?  What about forgiving ourselves?  This series will take a deeper dive into the nature of forgiveness in Scripture and ultimately in the incarnation and resurrection of Jesus.

“Sorry” sermon series art by Centennial youth AJ Tong

Flames Ministry puppets 
will perform at St. Anthony Park Campus on April 21.

Liturgy: Wandering Heart Figuring out faith with Peter. Words for Worship for Lent - Easter | Written by Rev.Sarah (Are) Speed | A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org

Thank you

Thank you to my Centennial friends for the outpouring of love and support you have shown me.  The many gifts, cards, well wishes, and prayers have been humbling, and appreciated.  The last 29 years working with you and for you have been amazing, and am sorry it ended. I will continue to hold you all in my heart. I will be around sporadically, so until then!  Love and Hugs - Julie Elholm
Our hearts are full. Both campuses shared joyous and beautiful celebrations of the blessings of Easter!
The joy continued to overflow with Holy Humor Sunday, April 7th, and a smattering of silliness.

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